Pattachitra is one of the living art forms. The pictures were painted on a cloth, based on Hindu mythology and folk tales. With the use of colors, patterns, and designs stories are told through the motifs.
The Pattachitra above depicts the story of Goddess Durga killing Mahisasura a demon king. There was a demon king named Mahisasura, who pleased Lord Bramha with his strict penance and make a wish to be immortal which to Lord which Bramha said all that is born must die, to which the demon king asked to grant him boon neither he get killed by any man nor by an animal to which Lord Bramha granted his wish and disappeared. After this Mahisasura tried to occupy Treelok and Indralok look along with his army. And due to his immortal blessing non could able to kill him. So all Devata went to Lord Bishnu for help. Listening to the situation Lord Vishnu decided to create a female, so Lord Vishun along with Bramha and Shiva create a Female goddess combining all their powers. After a long battle of fifteen days, Lord Durga killed Mahisasura with her trident. The day is celebrated as Vijayadashami, the victory of good over evil.
Goddess Dura is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati, she is a female warrior symbol of feminine strength. Durga means the one in charge of this material world. She has ten arms representing ten power activities.
Sword in the upper right hand represents we should discriminate against evil qualities. Trident in her right upper second arm depicts courage to eliminate the evil qualities. Chakra in right third hand represents Dharma, we must do our responsibility and duty. Lotus in the fourth lower right hand depicts detachment as a lotus do even after growing in dirty water it produces beauty. arrow in the fifth lower right hand depicts kinetic energy. The serpent in the upper left-hand represents the beauty of destructive times. Conch in the upper left second hand represents happiness like we should do our duty in cheerful ways. The club in the third left hand depicts devotion and surrender like Lord Hanuman. Bow in the third lower left hand represents potential energy. In the fifth lower hand she crushes down the demon, representing the whipper of evil. She is always seen riding on a tiger or a lion which represents uncontrolled bestial propensity that needs to be under control.
This art is a strong and powerful portray of feminine strength. The contrast playful colors will pop up on your wall. A wide-reaching of message of victory of good over evil is well defined through the painting.
Care: Use a soft cloth for dusting.